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Upcoming January Events

Family Ministries

Our desire for kids, in person and online, is to join in worship with their family. Not only do we have a time to talk to kids during service, but we also have activities that go along with the lesson you can do before, during, and after service. This week we will continue our study of Nehemiah with your kids. We want your kids to connect with the main idea in the Sunday service, but on their level. Share with your kids that “God can help me be brave” this week as we learn that Nehemiah had courage to go to the king to ask for permission to rebuild the wall. Click here to see this week’s lesson activities. Click here to view this week’s worship song.

Upcoming Services

Registration is open two weeks in advance to join in person at Aggie Park at 10am. Click on the links below to register to attend. Indoor and outdoor (weather permitting) seating options are available with safety protocols put in place. Please review our safety protocols prior to attending by clicking here.

Click here to join the live-stream service each week. This is a new platform to view our streamed services which allows all of our online viewers to interact with one another in one place.

January 24th In Person Service Registration

January 31st In Person Service Registration

Community Formation

If you’re looking for more ways to connect with others we want to help! We have prayerfully thought through how to best disciple and form deeper relationships among our church in 2021. If you are interested in finding out more information you can click here. We would love to reach out and share more with you!

Women’s Gathering

Join us this evening for an outdoor women’s gathering at 8pm near Wurzback Pkwy/Lockhill Selma. Click here for details. Hope you can join!

Baptism

Baptism is in outward profession of an inward change. If you are interested in baptism you can click here and you will be contacted with more information.

Prayer Request

If we can pray for you, please contact your parish pastor directly or you can submit a prayer request by clicking here. We have a prayer team who will join you in prayer.

Stay in Contact

If you are experiencing any hardships during this time, we want to be there to support you. If you have questions or needs we can help with, email us at info@theparksa.org or you can click here to submit a request. If you are able to offer assistance to others you can click here.

Upcoming Events This Month

Upcoming January Events

Community Formation

At The Park we believe church is family coming together to celebrate what God is doing in and through His people. This past year distance has made it difficult for us to feel that way at times, but this is crucial along with consistent rhythms for spiritual formation. We have enjoyed seeing many of you through Zoom bible studies, Church Chats, worship nights and virtually or in person on Sunday mornings. It has truly brought life to our church. Although these are not our ideal ways to see you, we are hopeful that our community can withstand the difficulties put before us.

If you’re looking for more ways to connect with others we want to help! We have prayerfully thought through how to best disciple and form deeper relationships among our church in 2021. If you are interested in finding out more information you can click here. We would love to reach out and share more with you!

Upcoming Services

Registration is open two weeks in advance to join in person at Aggie Park at 10am. Click on the links below to register to attend. Indoor and outdoor (weather permitting) seating options are available with safety protocols put in place to help keep us all safe. Please review our safety protocols prior to attending by clicking here.

Click here to join the live-stream service each week. This is a new platform to view our streamed services which allows all of our online viewers to interact with one another in one place.

January 17th In Person Service Registration

January 24th In Person Service Registration

Women’s Gatherings

If you’re looking for a night out with other women, we’ve got you covered! We have two outdoor women’s gatherings this month. Hope you can jump in on one of them!

Women’s Gathering I 1604/Lookout Rd I January 16th @ 7PM I Click here to register.

Women’s Gathering I Wurzbach Pkwy/Lockhill Selma Rd I January 22nd @ 8 PM I Click here to register.

Elementary Game Night

Elementary Families are invited to grab their entire family and join the Isenhower’s for a virtual game of “What do you Meme?” Families will work together to provide hilarious captions for funny pictures to earn the most points. To join the Zoom game night this Saturday at 4pm click here to join.

Family Ministries

Parents have your kiddos join us this Sunday for our Family Ministry portion of the sermon. Our January memory verse is Nehemiah 2:18 “Let us rise up and build.” So they strengthened their hands for the good work. For the at-home engagement activity, grab some blocks, magnatiles- whatever you have on hand that you can build with.  As you listen to Pastor Mike’s speak, listen for the following words: Avoid, Immerse, Blame, and Face. Each time you hear one of these words, add a block to your wall while saying the word out loud. Kids, you’ll need to listen extra closely to make sure your parents are paying attention! 

Family Discussion: RESPONSIBILITY

Galatians 6:5 Reminds us that “Each of us should carry our own load.”  Spend a few minutes asking God that He would make clear what you are responsible for now-and tomorrow. (And if your children are too young to carry anything other than their favorite pacifier, spend time praying this verse over their future!)

Baptism

Baptism is in outward profession of an inward change. If you are interested in baptism you can click here and you will be contacted with more information.

Prayer Request

If we can pray for you, please contact your parish pastor directly or you can submit a prayer request by clicking here. We have a prayer team who will join you in prayer.

Stay in Contact

If you are experiencing any hardships during this time, we want to be there to support you. If you have questions or needs we can help with, email us at info@theparksa.org or you can click here to submit a request. If you are able to offer assistance to others you can click here.

In-Person Service Resumes This Sunday

Upcoming January Events

Join Us This Sunday

We would love for you to join us for worship this weekend as we kick off our new series on the book of Nehemiah, whether in person or online. We’re monitoring the rise of COVID cases in San Antonio. Our services are limited in attendance (25% capacity), socially distanced, and we require mask if you are indoors. For many of you we respect that in person is not an option at this time. We will continue to serve our online community as well and invite you to join us at 10AM Sunday on Facebook Live or YouTube. Register to join us in person by clicking here.

Family Ministries

Parents have your kiddos join us this Sunday for our Family Ministry portion of the sermon. Our January memory verse is Nehemiah 2:18 “Let us rise up and build.” So they strengthened their hands for the good work. For the at-home engagement activity write the following 5 words on sticky notes and lay them on a table in front of your kids, read and briefly discuss each word together: Justice, Nehemiah, Restoration, Covenant and Jerusalem. Have your kids listen for these key words throughout the sermon. As they hear a word, have them move the sticky note to a “Focus Wall” or area. After the sermon, ask your kids what they remembered about the words from the message. Follow up with these 2 family discussion questions:

  1. Do you think knowing the history of things is important? Why or why not? 
  2. Why can we trust God even when we go through hard times? 

Upcoming Livestream Services

Registration will now be open two weeks in advance to join in person at Aggie Park at 10am. You can register for service by clicking on the links below. Indoor and outdoor seating options are available with safety protocols put in place to help keep us all safe. Please review our safety protocols prior to attending by clicking here. Doors will open at 9:40am so feel free to come early and say hello! We will still be live-streaming our service on Sunday at 10am on Facebook, YouTube or our website. We hope you will join us in what ever way you feel most comfortable and safe.

January 10th Service Registration

January 17th Service Registration

Prayer Request

If we can pray for you, please contact your parish pastor directly or you can submit a prayer request by clicking here. We have a prayer team who will join you in prayer.

Stay in Contact

If you are experiencing any hardships during this time, we want to be there to support you. If you have questions or needs we can help with, email us at info@theparksa.org or you can click here to submit a request. If you are able to offer assistance to others you can click here.

Happy New Year Church Family!

Upcoming January Events

  • 3rd | No In-Person Service – Livestream Service Only
  • 10th| Resume In-Person Services at Aggie Park

Happy New Year! We are so excited for what 2021 will look like for The Park. This Sunday we will have an online only service and return to in-person along with online services starting January 10th. You can register for the January 10th service by clicking here.

Upcoming Livestream Services

Join us online this Sunday for our live-streaming service. Join us on Facebook or YouTube and say hello!

Prayer Request

If we can pray for you, please contact your parish pastor directly or you can submit a prayer request by clicking here. We have a prayer team who will join you in prayer.

Stay in Contact

If you are experiencing any hardships during this time, we want to be there to support you. If you have questions or needs we can help with, email us at info@theparksa.org or you can click here to submit a request. If you are able to offer assistance to others you can click here.

Merry Christmas Church Family!

A Weary World Rejoices

I think we can all agree that 2020 has been a year that most of us are ready to close the book on. It has been exhaustingly weird. Most everyone has experienced some type of disappointment, loss, frustration, loneliness, and/or general uncertainty.  Needless to say, we are weary. 

A couple of weeks ago during church, we sang “O Holy Night”.  It has always been my favorite Christmas hymn, but on this particular Sunday, tears rolled down my cheeks as I sang, “A thrill of hope, a weary world rejoices!”. After the year we’ve had, those words take on a much deeper meaning and the lyrics perfectly capture the tension of living between the “now and not yet”. Life can be difficult even without a global pandemic, but after months of quarantines, virtual schooling, economic uncertainty, cancelled events, and prolonged isolation away from community, I believe I now truly understand what it means to be weary. The constant nagging feeling that the other shoe could drop at any moment will take a mental and physical toll on even the most optimistic among us. 

It would be so easy for us to settle into feeling disheartened about our futures. How do we combat the temptation to let negativity take hold of our hearts and minds? The answer lies in the first part of the same line of “O Holy Night”. It’s hope! We will find hope as we wait expectantly on the arrival of Jesus. He alone is the balm for our worn-out souls. Optimism is not the same as hope, much like happiness is not the same as joy. Optimism and happiness are fleeting as our circumstances change, but our source of hope and joy are steadfast because they are found in Jesus.  

As we celebrate Christmas and prepare for an uncertain new year, my prayer is that we are able to rest in the hope found in our newborn King.  

~Terri Pease


Upcoming Events

  • December 27th | No In-Person Service – Livestream Service Only
  • January 3 | No In-Person Service – Livestream Service Only

End of Year Giving

We are extremely grateful for the faithful financial gifts that you all have contributed in 2020 which have resourced us to join in (in new and creative ways this year!) what God is doing in our neighborhoods and city. In case you missed The Park’s Annual Report with highlights of what your giving has enabled us to do you can click here to view it. As we look to next year, we invite you to make an end of year gift to help seed the work of the Park going forward. There are three ways to do so.

Drop your gift in the offering box located inside and outside at Aggie Park this Sunday
• Mail a check dated by December 31st to: P.O. Box 781669, SA TX 78278
• Give online by December 31st by clicking here.

Upcoming Livestream Services

Over the next two Sundays we will be live-streaming services only. Join us on Facebook or YouTube and say hello!

Prayer Request

If we can pray for you, please contact your parish pastor directly or you can submit a prayer request by clicking here. We have a prayer team who will join you in prayer.

Stay in Contact

If you are experiencing any hardships during this time, we want to be there to support you. If you have questions or needs we can help with, email us at info@theparksa.org or you can click here to submit a request. If you are able to offer assistance to others you can click here.

What Are You Hopeful For?

Upcoming December Events

End of Year Giving

We are extremely grateful for the faithful financial gifts that you all have contributed in 2020 which have resourced us to join in (in new and creative ways this year!) what God is doing in our neighborhoods and city. In case you missed The Park’s Annual Report with highlights of what your giving has enabled us to do you can click here to view it. As we look to next year, we invite you to make an end of year gift to help seed the work of the Park going forward. There are three ways to do so.

Drop your gift in the offering box located inside and outside at Aggie Park this Sunday
• Mail a check dated by December 31st to: P.O. Box 781669, SA TX 78278
• Give online by December 31st by clicking here.

We pray you all have a wonderful Christmas and hope to see you in person or online this weekend!

To view more information on Advent click here.


Devotional

This last Tuesday as a staff team we went around the Zoom chat room and answered this question “what are you hopeful for?” What I consistently heard was a hopefulness that Jesus would break into our neighborhoods and become real to our neighbors. That we could start to build relationships with our immediate neighbors and have a boldness to share the Gospel with them. We were all hopeful that we could bring hope, love, and freedom into their lives. It wasn’t until that Tuesday meeting that Christmas began to feel right again. This Christmas season hasn’t felt right to me. With the canceled Christmas parties, canceled trips, and canceled family gatherings, it felt like the spirit of Christmas was canceled as well. What I realized was that the spirit of Christmas is the story of Jesus stepping down from Heaven, becoming a baby, and bringing hope, love, and freedom to the world. 
There are three things I ask of you this week. 

  1. As a family or you can e-mail me (nick@theparksa.org), answer this question, “what are you hopeful for?”
  2. Celebrate this Christmas (responsibly). We can celebrate that Jesus was born 2000 years ago!
  3. For the year 2021, let us see our neighbors the way Christ sees them. Be active in your neighborhood; you never know when God will invite you to be bold and share the Good News. 

Merry Christmas!

~Nick Smith


In-Person Service Registration

You can register to join in-person this Sunday, December 20th, at Aggie Park at 10am by clicking here. Indoor and outdoor seating options are available with safety protocols put in place to help keep us all safe. Please review our safety protocols prior to attending by clicking here. Doors will open at 9:40am so feel free to come early and say hello! We will still be live-streaming our service on Sunday at 10am on Facebook and YouTube. We hope you will join us in what ever way you feel most comfortable and safe.

Christmas Eve Service Information

Our Christmas Eve service will be at Aggie Park at 5 PM. It will also be live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube. Join us early at 4:30 PM for a time of community with coffee, hot chocolate and a family photo opt. This will be an outdoor service only. We will have seating available, but feel free to bring your own chairs or blankets. This will be our last in-person service for the year. Click here to register.

December Children’s Advent Videos

Advent is a great time to focus your whole family in. Check out December’s Family Ministries Advent videos by clicking here!

Prayer Request

If we can pray for you, please contact your parish pastor directly or you can submit a prayer request by clicking here. We have a prayer team who will join you in prayer.

Stay in Contact

If you are experiencing any hardships during this time, we want to be there to support you. If you have questions or needs we can help with, email us at info@theparksa.org or you can click here to submit a request. If you are able to offer assistance to others you can click here.

End of Year Giving

End of Year Giving

We are extremely grateful for the faithful financial gifts that you all have contributed in 2020 which have resourced us to join in (in new and creative ways this year!) what God is doing in our neighborhoods and city. In case you missed The Park’s Annual Report with highlights of what your giving has enabled us to do you can click here to view it. As we look to next year, we invite you to make an end of year gift to help seed the work of the Park going forward. There are three ways to do so.

Drop your gift in the offering box located inside and outside at Aggie Park this Sunday
• Mail a check dated by December 31st to: P.O. Box 781669, SA TX 78278
• Give online by December 31st by clicking here.

We pray you all have a wonderful Christmas and hope to see you in person or online this weekend!

Upcoming December Events

To view more information on Advent click here.


Devotional

I want to start this devotional with an apology. I’m sorry but I am about to say something extremely cheesy, (my dad jokes have amplified since this second kid was born). Jesus ends Matthew 5 with the famous instruction of “love your neighbor and love your enemies.” My first question isn’t “well who is my neighbor?” But my first question is Mr. Rodgers singing “It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood. A beautiful day for a neighbor. Would you be mine? Could you be mine? Won’t you be my neighbor?” The more I read the Bible the more I see God’s heart for the marginalized and the poor in spirit. I see His graciousness, His mercy, and most importantly His perfect love for His people. As I abide in Him and His perfect love overflows my cup I can’t help but echo Mr. Rodgers words “Won’t you be my neighbor?” God’s love has pulled me out of my house, onto my driveway, and has created in me a love for my neighbors.


“Perfect Love is an external reality that we resist or submit to. Gravity pulls us downward. Love ultimately pulls us outward, towards others, toward the stranger, the widow, the foreigner, the poor, and most shockingly, toward our enemies.”
Dan White Jr.

I pray that as a church we are able to tell neighbor stories with one another. Stories of how God has used you to be a light in your neighborhood and reach those physically closest to you. I pray that 2021 will be a year of less division and a year filled with invitations to the marginalized and poor in spirit.

~Nick Smith


In-Person Service Information

Registration is open two weeks in advance to join in-person at Aggie Park at 10am. You can register for service by clicking on the links below. Indoor and outdoor seating options are available with safety protocols put in place to help keep us all safe. Please review our safety protocols prior to attending by clicking here. Doors will open at 9:40am so feel free to come early and say hello! We will still be live-streaming our service on Sunday at 10am on Facebook, YouTube and our website. We hope you will join us in what ever way you feel most comfortable and safe.

December 13th Service Registration at Aggie Park

December 20th Service Registration at Aggie Park

December Advent Videos

Advent is a great time to focus your whole family in. Check out December’s Family Ministries Advent videos by clicking here!

Women’s Christmas Gathering

‘Tis the season to celebrate! Women of The Park, all ages and stages, are invited to join a fun Christmas gathering. Each parish will be holding outdoor Christmas gatherings during December. To find out more information and to register to attend, please click here.

Church Chats

Join us every Thursday morning on Facebook Live at 10am for Church Chat. We will have some pastors from our church community gather to discuss topics and questions sent to us from you, our church family. To submit questions, email questions@theparksa.org.

Prayer Request

If we can pray for you, please contact your parish pastor directly or you can submit a prayer request by clicking here. We have a prayer team who will join you in prayer.

Stay in Contact

If you are experiencing any hardships during this time, we want to be there to support you. If you have questions or needs we can help with, email us at info@theparksa.org or you can click here to submit a request. If you are able to offer assistance to others you can click here.

Service at Blueprint Ministries This Sunday

Service at Blueprint Ministries

This Sunday, December 6th we will be gathering at 10 am at Blueprint Ministries for a shortened, roughly 30 minute, service. Click here to register for this service. Chairs will not be provided, so if needed, please bring your own seating. This service will be held outside in Blueprint’s parking lot off S. Presa and Schley Ave. Please park in the overflow parking lot off McKinely Ave, or you can park along the street, but please do not park in front of any homes. After service, we will dismiss to deliver gifts to homeowners.

Upcoming December Events

To view more information on Advent click here.


Devotional

My son, Noah, is an extremely stubborn four year old (he gets it from my wife, Liz.) When we first began teaching him to share and to think of others Noah would maliciously comply with what we were asking of him. He would share only because he was asked to but it was so obvious he hated every second of it. But as he has grown older Liz and I have seen him move beyond obligation and into opportunity. He is starting to find ways to bring joy to others, to ask if his friends are having fun and to change the game when they aren’t. Noah stopped following the letter of the law and started finding freedom to love within it.

“You have heard that it was said, ‘AN EYE FOR AN EYE, AND A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH.’ But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. If anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, let him have your coat also. Whoever forces you to go one mile, go with him two. Give to him who asks of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you.”
~Matthew 5:38-42

Jesus is preaching the same message to us. We need to move from revenge and malicious compliance and into the freedom of loving our neighbors without hypocrisy. I’m reminded of Paul’s words of our continuing debt to love one another because those who love fulfill the law.


I’ve been reflecting on this quote for this last week:
“The first mile is the slave mile, the second is the free mile. The first mile you are the victim and the second you are the victor. The first mile you are controlled, the second you are liberated. The first mile is the law, the second is the love of God. The first mile you drag your feet, the second you walk boldly. The first mile is bitter, the second is joyful. We move from conquered to conquering.”


Will you join me in being a second mile person?

~Nick Smith


Women’s Christmas Gathering

‘Tis the season to celebrate! Women of The Park, all ages and stages, are invited to join a fun Christmas gathering. Each parish will be holding outdoor Christmas gatherings during December. To find out more information and to register to attend, please click here.

Blueprint Ministries Gift Purchasing

Last chance to register to purchase a gift for Blueprint homeowners with essential items! Gifts includes items that range from $25-$50. You can choose to purchase for an individual or your family can adopt another family! Join us this Sunday for a special service at Blueprint Ministries at 10am and gift delivery after service. If you would like to purchase a gift for an individual or family you can click here to sign up.

December Family Packs & Videos

We are excited to offer Advent family packets for the month of December. Pick up will be this Sunday, December 6th, 2-3 pm at Aggie Park. Swing by by for your packet, see you there! Also, check out December’s Family Minsitries videos by clicking here!

In-Person Service Information

Registration is open two weeks in advance to join in-person at Aggie Park at 10am. You can register for service by clicking on the links below. Indoor and outdoor seating options are available with safety protocols put in place to help keep us all safe. Please review our safety protocols prior to attending by clicking here. Doors will open at 9:40am so feel free to come early and say hello! We will still be live-streaming our service on Sunday at 10am on Facebook, YouTube and our website. We hope you will join us in what ever way you feel most comfortable and safe.

December 6th Service at Blueprint Ministries Registration

December 13th Service Registration at Aggie Park

Church Chats

Join us every Thursday morning on Facebook Live at 10am for Church Chat. We will have some pastors from our church community gather to discuss topics and questions sent to us from you, our church family. To submit questions, email questions@theparksa.org.

Prayer Request

If we can pray for you, please contact your parish pastor directly or you can submit a prayer request by clicking here. We have a prayer team who will join you in prayer.

Stay in Contact

If you are experiencing any hardships during this time, we want to be there to support you. If you have questions or needs we can help with, email us at info@theparksa.org or you can click here to submit a request. If you are able to offer assistance to others you can click here.

Longing

Upcoming December Events

To view more information on Advent click here.

Devotional

Longing can simultaneously be such a terrible and sweet place to reside. We may be longing for the end of something or longing for the beginning of something. Longing, when our heart knows a deep ache for months or even years of our desire going unanswered, can be terrible. When our soul is able to see through to hope, we may carry our longing a little more lightly and experience the sweetness of trust awaiting the provision of a promise. 

In the scripture for this week, Luke 1: 5-25, we are reminded of the bitter longing of Zachariah and Elizabeth. For far too many years, as they might tell, their arms had been left empty with no child to rock to sleep. Bearing the cultural shame of being “cursed” with barrenness, this devout couple continues to live as “good and just people in God’s sight, walking with integrity in the Lord’s ways and laws.”  (The Voice, Luke 1:6)  

The Bible tells us that they are “well past normal childbearing years”. It must have been hard, year after year, to keep feeding their hope. We can imagine at this point in their lives, they had just learned to live with the disappointment or the whispers of people in the marketplace. One unexpected encounter with a messenger of the God who heard their hearts changed everything.  

I don’t think it is better to reside in one camp or the other; but to see and know God’s presence in the midst of the longing. To remember that He has several names, some of which are Lahai Roi (the Living One who sees me), Jehovah Jireh (the Lord will provide) or Jehovah Rapha (the Lord who Heals).

As we live with our longing a prayer might be:  Father, help me to remember to trust in your goodness toward me, to not doubt your very nearness as I wait and to be assured that you understand every contour of my pain. Amen.

-Jacqueline Hullaby


In-Person Service Information

Registration will now be open two weeks in advance to join in person at Aggie Park at 10am. You can register for service by clicking on the links below. Indoor and outdoor seating options are available with safety protocols put in place to help keep us all safe. Please review our safety protocols prior to attending by clicking here. Doors will open at 9:40am so feel free to come early and say hello! We will still be live-streaming our service on Sunday at 10am on Facebook, YouTube and our website. We hope you will join us in what ever way you feel most comfortable and safe.

November 29th Service Registration

December 6th Service Registration at Blueprint Ministries

Women’s Christmas Gathering

‘Tis the season to celebrate! Women of The Park, all ages and stages, are invited to join a fun Christmas gathering. Each parish will be holding outdoor Christmas gatherings during December. To find out more information and to register to attend, please click here.

Blueprint Ministries Gift Purchasing

Join us in partnering with one of our Missional Partners, Blueprint Ministries, in gifting homeowners with essential items. This year, gifts includes items that range from $25-$50. You can choose to purchase for an individual or your family can adopt another family! Then, join us December 6th for a special service at Blueprint Ministries at 10am and gift delivery after service. If you’re unable to deliver your gift, you can bring your gift to Aggie Park on November 29th. If you would like to purchase a gift for an individual or family you can click here to sign up.

*This Sunday is the last day to bring gifts to Aggie Park during service hours if you are unable to deliver your gift on December 6th.

Church Chats

Join us every Thursday morning on Facebook Live at 10am for Church Chat. We will have some pastors from our church community gather to discuss topics and questions sent to us from you, our church family. To submit questions, email questions@theparksa.org.

Prayer Request

If we can pray for you, please contact your parish pastor directly or you can submit a prayer request by clicking here. We have a prayer team who will join you in prayer.

Stay in Contact

If you are experiencing any hardships during this time, we want to be there to support you. If you have questions or needs we can help with, email us at info@theparksa.org or you can click here to submit a request. If you are able to offer assistance to others you can click here.

Creating Something Holy

Advent comes from the Latin word adventus meaning  “coming” or “visit.” During the season of Advent, we prepare for and anticipate the coming of Christ. We remember Israel’s, and our, longing for a Messiah, to save and deliver us.

Even as we look back and celebrate the birth of Jesus in a humble stable in Bethlehem, we also look forward to anticipating the second coming of Christ as the fulfillment of all that was promised by His first coming. Join us in-person or online as we begin our new Advent series.

To view upcoming December events click here.

Devotional

My wife, Liz, and I just celebrated our 4 year marriage anniversary two days ago. I know four years isn’t a long time but we were reflecting on how well we know each other. And yet we still have a good chance of going another 40 years together as well. I was reminded of God making Adam and Eve and joining them together to become one flesh. Liz and I are one flesh now and yet have years of growth of becoming more unified, more bonded, and growing into the relationship that God designed for us. In Matthew 5 Jesus addresses divorce and the brokenness of marriage by being allowed to offer a ‘certificate of divorce’. He further explains in Matthew 19:8because of your hardness of heart Moses permitted you to divorce your wives; but from the beginning it has not been this way.


From the beginning God created marriage. From the beginning God made marriage with the highest value. From the beginning God made marriage his greatest creation; He took man and woman and made them one. If we begin to hold marriage with this type of holiness, we are left with two options:


1. We can respond how the disciples did in Matthew 19:10If the relationship of the man with his wife is like this, it is better not to marry.” We can say marriage is too holy, too highly regarded, and therefore should not be participated in.
2. We can respond with a worship of who God is. That He would create something this holy that we may participate in. That we get to love our spouse the same way Jesus loves His church.

-Nick Smith

Missional Residence


In-Person Service Information

Registration will now be open two weeks in advance to join in person at Aggie Park at 10am. You can register for service by clicking on the links below. Indoor and outdoor seating options are available with safety protocols put in place to help keep us all safe. Please review our safety protocols prior to attending by clicking here. Doors will open at 9:40am so feel free to come early and say hello! We will still be live-streaming our service on Sunday at 10am on Facebook, YouTube and our website. We hope you will join us in what ever way you feel most comfortable and safe.

November 22nd Service Registration

November 29th Service Registration

Blueprint Ministries Gift Purchasing

Join us in partnering with one of our Missional Partners, Blueprint Ministries, in gifting homeowners with essential items. This year, gifts includes items that range from $25-$50. You can choose to purchase for an individual or your family can adopt another family! Then, join us December 6th for a special service at Blueprint Ministries at 10am and gift delivery after service. If you’re unable to deliver your gift, you can bring your gift to Aggie Park on November 22nd or 29th. If you would like to purchase a gift for an individual or family you can click here to sign up.

Church Chats

Join us every Thursday morning on Facebook Live at 10am for Church Chat. We will have some pastors from our church community gather to discuss topics and questions sent to us from you, our church family. To submit questions, email questions@theparksa.org.

Prayer Request

If we can pray for you, please contact your parish pastor directly or you can submit a prayer request by clicking here. We have a prayer team who will join you in prayer.

Stay in Contact

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